bramble

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noun bram·ble \ˈbram-bəl\

Definition of bramble

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Rubus) of usually prickly shrubs of the rose family including the raspberries and blackberries; also :  the fruit of a bramble

  2. 2 :  a rough prickly shrub or vine

brambly

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Origin and Etymology of bramble

Middle English brembel, from Old English brēmel; akin to Old English brōm broom


First Known Use: before 12th century

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BRAMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

bramble

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noun bram·ble \ˈbram-bəl\

Definition of bramble for English Language Learners

  • : a rough bush or vine that usually has sharp thorns on its branches


BRAMBLE Defined for Kids

bramble

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noun bram·ble \ˈbram-bəl\

Definition of bramble for Students

  1. :  a rough prickly bush or vine —usually used in pl. <blackberry brambles>



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